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Kensington incident: Huge police presence after ‘three loud bangs’ close to Palace

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Eyewitnesses reported a huge police presence near Hyde Park in Central London as roads remain closed and footage from the scene shows multiple police cars and a large cordon in place

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Kensington incident: Huge police presence at scene

A major police incident is underway close to Kensington Palace after reports of “three loud bangs”.

Eyewitnesses reported a huge police presence near Hyde Park in Central London as roads remain closed.

One witness told MyLondon they thought they saw a paramedic giving chest compressions to one person.

A helicopter is said to be circling the area.

Officers have confirmed today’s incident is not connected to the palace

Footage from the scene shows multiple police cars and a large cordon in place.

Kensington and Chelsea Police tweeted: “Officers are responding to an incident at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate.

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Police have swooped in to a road near Kensington Palace this afternoon
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Police have confirmed today’s incident is not connected to the palace
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“There is no risk to the public but roads are closed and are likely to remain so for some time. We will post a further update in due course.”

Author and journalist Millie Kerr, 40, who lives in the area was coming back from lunch in an Uber when she came to a standstill near the Palace Gate.

She told MyLondon: “I wasn’t there when the incident took place, but I got out of my Uber and started walking. I headed through the park and saw what I’m 95 per cent sure was paramedics giving chest compressions to at least one person.

“It was next to a car but I don’t think it looked like a car crash had happened. The helicopter has just left the area in the last five minutes.”

The Mirror Online has called the Metropolitan Police for a statement.

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